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Disclaimer: The purpose of this page is to provide guidance and information on resources available. MSAN's Mental Health & Wellness Advocate does not diagnose or treat any mental illness. This page provides information and resources on Mental Health and wellness: relationships, PTSD, stress, fitness, resiliency, and much more.  Questions and Answers will be posted anonymously here so that answers can help others in similar situations. We will respect your privacy and will not share or identify your information. 

If you are experiencing a crisis situation, such as a medical emergency, suicidal intent, a danger to yourself or others, are in an abusive relationship, or are concerned about child abuse or the abuse of an older relative or dependent adult, please contact the appropriate authorities promptly.

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Mental health & Wellness are of the utmost importance. At MSAN we want to help and provide help and guidance on mental health & wellness. This page provides information on Mental Health and wellness: relationships, PTSD, stress, fitness, resiliency, and much more.If you have any questions or need information on our program, please email us at:

Featured Mental Health Resources

Military Spouse Behavioral Health Clinicians (MSBHC), a group that benefits military spouse behavioral health clinicians by connecting them with all of the educational, professional and networking resources. 

FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™) provides resiliency training to military children and families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together. 

Military Spouses of Strength is to make a positive impact on the military spouse community in regards to mental health. 

Military OneSource offers military members and their spouses up to 12 free sessions of non-medical mental health help through face-to-face counseling, online counseling, telephonic counseling, and video counseling. Spouses and children 18 and over may use this resource without the service member’s knowledge.

Face-to-Face CounselingSchedule face-to-face counseling by calling 1-800-342-9647. If the consultant determines the service is right for you, up to 12 counseling sessions will be authorized. The consultant places you with a trained counselor and will often make the first appointment for you. You have 30 days to schedule your first session after the initial call. 

Online Counseling You can arrange online counseling sessions by calling 1-800-342-9647 or by logging into your Military OneSource account. 

Telephonic Counseling Contact Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 to determine if this type of counseling is appropriate for you and your current living situation. 

Video Counseling Using a secure platform for communication, video sessions offer real-time communication for individuals who cannot be physically present for counseling. Sessions last 45-60 minutes. Video non-medical counseling sessions are available between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET by appointment to accommodate for OCONUS time zones. Call 1-800-342-9647 to arrange for video counseling.

Don’t want to call? You can live chat with a 
Military OneSource triage consultant under the “Confidential Help” tool bar on their website.​

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC’s) are Department of Defense behavioral health subcontractors. MFLC’s are trained and licensed counselors. They are available at most installations to provide short-term situational, problem-solving non-medical counseling. A MFLC’s primary role is to assess needs, provide support, or refer appropriate resources as necessary. They will meet with you in person on or off the installation and typically offer individual, couples, family, and group setting counseling opportunities. Services are provided at no cost.

To contact a MFLC on your installation, visit the 
Military Installations database: Enter your installation name or postal code. Once your installation page loads, select the Family Center Program option on the left side of the page.

Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They provide free counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. To find a provider in your area - go to the Give an Hour.

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Special Needs Resources
The Military Special Needs Network is a peer-to-peer, global organization founded to respond to the family support needs of all branches of the military and of our Exceptional Family Members. 

American Military Families Autism Support's vision is to increase awareness of autism, provide information to fill in the gaps between military installation support, build a support system for family members affected by a diagnosis of autism. 

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)/Special Needs

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